Workers’ Compensation Fund

The NCSBT Workers’ Compensation Fund provides North Carolina school districts with statutory workers’ compensation coverage for their locally and federally funded workers’ compensation exposures.  This Fund includes coverage for school districts’ proportionate share of their local workers’ compensation exposures on split-fund claims.  The Fund also provides employers’ liability coverage for claims against school districts for employee injury or illness allegedly caused by the school district’s negligence.  NCSBT has partnered with PMA Management Corp. (PMA) to serve as TPA in handling claims through this Fund.  PMA has expertise in the area of workers’ compensation and has worked with NCSBT and North Carolina school districts for a number of years in handling school workers’ compensation claims, including split-fund claims.  This program assists members in complying with state mandates regarding loss prevention and return to work through a variety of training opportunities and resources through NCSBT, PMA, and through Safety National Insurance Company, a NCSBT reinsurance partner.


  • Local/federal statutory workers’ compensation coverage for members
  • Experienced split funded claims processing
  • Employers’ liability coverage with $3 million limits at no additional cost
  • Successful claims handling partnership with PMA Management Corp.
  • Loss prevention and return to work programs consistent with state mandates
  • High deductible options
  • No-cost safety training webinars and online risk management resource libraries from PMA and Safety National, including trackable, assignable safety training modules from Safety National
  • Online access to claim information and ability to run reports
  • Member safety newsletter
  • Claim reporting via internet, phone, or fax
  • In-person stewardship meetings
  • Customized onsite loss prevention training


*Coverage provided through the NCSBT Funds does not duplicate any state-funded liability coverage for North Carolina public school employees.

Risk Management
Richard Bostic Assistant Director of Governmental Relations 919.747.6677
Sam Thorp Staff Attorney 919.747.6706
Tanya Giovanni Staff Attorney 919.747.6701
Chelsea Sutton Legal/Policy Assistant 919.747.6713
Donna Lynch Litigation Counsel 919.747.6685
David Byrd Claims and Risk Services Consultant 919.747.6683
David Palo Data Analyst 919.747.6687
Carlisha Parker Claims Adjuster 919.747.6682
Melody Coons Litigation Assistant 919.747.6684
Lee Adams Claims Assistant 919.747.6707
Helen Gelb Claims Assistant 919.747.6712
Rachel Vachon Legal/Policy Assistant 919.747.6694
Debbie Shinbara Legal Assistant 919.747.6698
McKenna Osborn Policy Consultant 919.357.6277
Jim O’Rourke Staff Attorney 919.747.6711
Cynthia Moore Policy/Editorial Assistant 919.747.6696
Scott Murray Staff Attorney 919.747.6708
Nancy Black Staff Attorney 919.747.6693
Kathy Boyd Senior Staff Attorney 919.747.6695
Janine Murphy Assistant Legal Counsel 919.747.6699
Allison Schafer Director of Policy/Legal Counsel 919.747.6700
Sean Holmes Governmental Relations Research Specialist 919.747.6688
Bruce Mildwurf Associate Director 919.747.6692
Leanne Winner Director 919.747.6686
Sherry Cariss Accounting Technician 919.747.6689
Chadae Lewis Membership Services Assistant 919.747.6675
Angela Dillingham Information Specialist 919.747.6678
Dana Roberts Director of Finance 919.747.6690
Ramona Miller Board Development & Technology Manager 919.747.6676
Patsy Clack Executive Assistant 919.747.6680
Ed Dunlap, Jr. Executive Director 919.747.6679
Christine Scheef Assistant Litigation Counsel 919.747.6681